[Sidefx-houdini-list] Deleting a particles system while keeping the points

Francois Duchesneau sidefx at trinix.ca
Fri Dec 12 15:52:14 EST 2008


Indeed I was missing an option. When I go to the Polygon tab and then
Group it creates the vertices.

Thanks very much.

Francois

> That was my first bet but it gets rid of the vertices or am I missing an
> option?
>
>> bring it into SOPs and use an add SOP - delete geometry but keep the
>> points...
>> then you can mess with the attribs all you want
>>
>> Francois Duchesneau wrote:
>>> When you middle-click on a node after a particle system it has a
>>> primitive
>>> attribute of type particle system. The difference also is that it shows
>>> you points in the display even if you don't click the display point
>>> option.
>>>
>>> I've got the following problem:
>>>
>>> #####################################
>>> I've got a particle system with 60000 particles in it. I create a
>>> vertex
>>> float attribute and it takes around 30 seconds.
>>>
>>> If I create a polygon sphere with about the same number of vertices, it
>>> creates the vertex attribute in milliseconds.
>>> #####################################
>>>
>>> So I want to convert my particle system to only point to test it.
>>>
>>> François
>>>
>>>
>>>> isn't a particle system just points with fancy attributes?
>>>> delete the attributes...or am I misunderstanding you?
>>>>
>>>> Francois Duchesneau wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there a way to get rid of the particle system while keeping the
>>>>> points
>>>>> AND vertex?
>>>>>
>>>>> I think I've found a bug and I need a workaround.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> François
>>>>>
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